# Resources tagged with: Practical Activity

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### Square Tangram

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

### Midpoint Triangle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

### Making Maths: Making a Tangram

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

### Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

### Making Maths: Snowflakes

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

### Tangrams

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Can you make five differently sized squares from the interactive tangram pieces?

### Let Us Reflect

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

### Matchsticks

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

### A Patchwork Piece

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

### Hexagon Transformations

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

### Making Maths: Triangular Ball

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Make a ball from triangles!

### Jomista Mat

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

### Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

### Making Maths: Stars

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

### Making Maths: Kites and Darts

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

### Making Maths: Rolypoly

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

### Making Maths: A-maze-ing

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

### Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

### Fractional Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

### Folding Flowers 2

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

### This Fencing

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Sponge Sections

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.

### Reef and Granny

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?

### Paper Curves

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

### Straight to Curves

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

### Pyramid Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

### Folding Flowers 1

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

### Move Those Halves

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

### Regular Rings 1

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

### Regular Rings 2

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

### Triangular Faces

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

### It's a Tie

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

### Cutting Corners

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

### Making Rectangles, Making Squares

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### It's a Fence!

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

### Two Squared

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

### Hoops/rope

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

### Bryony's Triangle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

### Four Layers

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Car Journey

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

### Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

### Purposeful Paper Folding

##### Age 5 to 11

In this article for primary teachers, Fran describes her passion for paper folding as a springboard for mathematics.

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

### Notes on a Triangle

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you describe what happens in this film?

### Fencing

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Music to My Ears

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?